WECHU reports two new COVID-19 cases in the region

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in the region on Thursday.

The WECHU says while there were two cases reported, there is a net increase of zero cases due to an ongoing data clean-up.

Both new cases acquired COVID-19 in the community, the health unit says.

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 16,832 COVID-19 cases including 16,374 residents who have recovered.

WECHU says 23 cases are considered active. Of the active cases, 10 are variants of concern and 13 are non-variants.

There are 11 Windsor-Essex residents with COVID-19 in the hospital, including one person in the ICU.

The local death toll related to the virus remains at 435.

The WECHU is currently monitoring two outbreaks, one at a workplace in the manufacturing sector in Lakeshore and one community outbreak at the Downtown Mission.

Windsor-Essex County residents vaccinated:

  • 276,693 WEC residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 84,946 WEC residents have received only 1 dose of a vaccine
  • 191,747 WEC residents have received both doses of a vaccine
  • A total of 468,440 doses have been administered to WEC residents